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Becky Beaupre Gillespie is a dynamic and engaging presenter who speaks at conferences, corporations, law firms and to professional groups and women’s organizations. She specializes in work/life issues, perfectionism, parenthood and women in business. Becky infuses her talks with a mix of real-world advice, compelling data, inspiring success stories, and a deep knowledge of current trends and historical shifts that have influenced today’s attitudes about work/life issues. Her own data and the latest research from other experts serve as a backbone for her interactive talks, which challenge participants to consider how their own attitudes and actions can allow them to take control of their own work/life fit.

Among the places Becky has spoken:

  • Sidley Austin, Chicago
  • CB Richard Ellis Women’s Networking Forum, Chicago
  • The Momentum Conference: Building Women Leaders, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Weber Shandwick, Chicago
  • Association of Women Journalists/American Bar Association Journal event, Chicago
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Type-A Mom social media conference, Asheville, N.C.
  • Medill Alumni Club of Chicago (affiliated with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism)
  • ChambanaMoms Moms’ Night Out Event, Urbana, Ill.
  • Moms of Multiples, Chicago

She has been interviewed on MSNBC, WGN-TV, NBC5 Chicago, news shows in Pittsburgh and Champaign, Ill., and on several dozen radio shows.

Some quick links:

Good Enough Is the New Perfect trailer

Becky and Hollee interviewed by Alex Witt on MSNBC Live (May 8, 2011)

Becky and Hollee on WCIA TV-3 in Champaign, Illinois (April 27, 2011)

Becky’s Appearance on WGN Radio 720- Chicago, interviewed by Bill Moller (May 14, 2011)

A speaking reel will be available soon.

Some of Becky’s favorite topics include:

  • The New Perfect: Taking Charge of Work/Life Fit;
  • Why Work/Life Isn’t Really About ‘Balance’: Dispelling the Myths that Keep Us from Having It All;
  • Imperfect Parenting: How Our Mistakes Make for More Resilient Children
  • Success Without Stress: How Our Attitudes About Perfection Can Make Us Happier and More Productive
  • Freedom and Handcuffs: Managing Technology in the Era of Availability Anxiety;
  • Finding a New Perfect at the Summit: Why Work/Life Matters in High-Stakes Careers.

Presentations are customized to meet the interests, needs and budget of your group. Contact Becky at beckygillespie (at) to discuss how her expertise might suit your group’s interests.